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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Collom family were born. Their name comes from the Scottish name MacCallum, which means "the son of the gillie of Callum." However, the full form of the name was used until the 17th century. The Callums were an import branch of the Clan McLeod of Raasay.

Collom Early Origins



The surname Collom was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dl Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Collom Spelling Variations


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Collom Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Collom has been spelled Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.

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Collom Early History


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Collom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collom research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1636 is included under the topic Early Collom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Collom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collom In Ireland


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Collom In Ireland



Some of the Collom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Colloms to arrive on North American shores:

Collom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Collom, aged 67, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Samuel H. Collom, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Lila Collom, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1908
  • R. W. Collom, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Samuel Collom, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collom (post 1700)



  • Rose Eudora Collom (1870-1956), ne Wilson, an American botanist and plant collector, the first paid botanist of the Grand Canyon National Park
  • Jack Collom (b. 1931), American poet, teacher and essayist who has written twenty-three books

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Collom Historic Events


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Collom Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Samuel Richard Collom, British Lead Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In ardua tendit
Motto Translation: He reaches towards things difficult of attainment.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Collom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 15:04.

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